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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jun 19, 2007 6:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jam Bands...where do you stand?

"flawed" is an interesting term...Garcia was sloppy and could be inconsistent...his strength and weakness was his "on-ness"...he was a very versatile player...he had alot of intangibles beyond technique...his live presence blows Kimock off the nearest stage...

Kimock is a great guitarist, it feels like he has assimilated alot of Jerry-isms, admittedly or not...precision is nice to have but Stevie Ray Vaughn was a much tighter guitarist than Jimi Hendrix, but most would put Hendrix ahead due to being the trailblazer and being able to channel and play with incredibled emotion and color, something that Garcia could do very well at times...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 19, 2007 7:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jam Bands...where do you stand?

Hey Dire--have to agree, again, with Strat on this one...when one listens to what Garcia did in the 68 and 70 two year period, there really is no comparison. Now, admittedly, it's the band support, the lyrics, the scene, but no one else captures that--it is all so much sterile (though exceedingly competent--even above Garcia in some respects) noise, at some level, for the contenders.

Sounds harsh, but I really spent four decades attempting to compare and contrast lead players and feel relatively confident in that assessment. Though, of course, that's all it is: the assessment of one aging, broken down old DEAD HEAD.

Will say that lots of folks do support you in your judgement on Steve...

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Poster: cush212 Date: Jun 19, 2007 7:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jam Bands...where do you stand?

"broken down old DEAD HEAD."???

Watch how you're talking abut my friend, my friend!!!

;)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jun 19, 2007 7:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jam Bands...where do you stand?

like i said my good friend - this is simply my own very humble opinion

and i do LOVE JERRY!!!! love him to death!!!!

please don't get me wrong - i wouldn't be here if i didn't

hope i'm not coming across wrong in this talk

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 19, 2007 7:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jam Bands...where do you stand?

I got you 100% bro, and being able to talk about this here with friends like you is what makes me keep coming back. In trying to understand our likes and dislikes, what grabs us about newcomers band wise, and explaining that to others, helps us refine our love of the boys...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jun 19, 2007 7:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jam Bands...where do you stand?

you know it man - peace and love my friend

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jun 19, 2007 6:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jam Bands...where do you stand?

interesting analogy and i understand what you are saying. but in my opinion - at least from my wide listening of steve - i would hazard to say his "emotion and color" is very much on par with jerry's - i think you should give steve a bit of a listen and really "hear" what he is playing. and again - i am not trying to detract from jerry at all!!! i've been a head for over 20 years (granted less than many on this site) - i was just responding to your somewhat negative jam band post and adding a positive on a very emotional, colorful, talented, "roll-your-eyes-in-back-of-the-head" touching player. the man has done stuff that jerry would have been so proud of and that jerry never reached (again, imho)

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